The 2016 World Congress was held in Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil from September 23-25, 2016. The World Congress brought together leaders of educational institutions of professional and technical training and education from around the world.
This year’s theme was The Role of Professional Education in the 21st Century. The Congress included keynote addresses by Dr. Robert Cowen, speaking on the trajectory of professional education in the world, and Domenico Di Masi, speaking on perspectives for 21st Century society.
The Congress was hosted by the National Council for the Federal Network of Vocational, Scientific and Technological Education Institutions (Conif) and organized by the Federal Institute of Espírito Santo (Ifes). The Congress was held in conjunction with Reditec, an annual event that brings together leaders from the Brazilian applied education sector. Reditec took place on September 26 and 27th and featured both keynote speakers, Robert Cowen and Domenico Di Masi, in an opening round table.